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Irvin L. Benham

Irvin Lee Benham, 86, Paoli, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at 5:40 p.m. at West View Nursing & Rehab in Bedford.

Born Feb. 21, 1926, in Marengo, he was the son of the late Edward Arlin Benham and Fannie Stephenson Benham.

He was a retired operator of heavy equipment of OOLinger Construction Co. in Huntingburg, an employee of Benham Sawmill in English, a former trustee of Sterling Township in Crawford County and attended the Church of God of English.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, the former Mary Jean Batman; two daughters, Vicki Terrell of Marengo and Trish Moore of Paoli; four sons, Philip Benham of Paoli, Doug Benham of Kokomo, Greg Benham of Bloomington and Jeff Benham of Greer, S.C.; a brother, Curtis E. Benham of English; 24 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

Visitation: Monday, Jan. 7, from 3 to 8 p.m. at McAdams Mortuary in Paoli.

Funeral: Tuesday, Jan. 8, at 11 a.m. at the mortuary with burial in Union Chapel Cemetery in Milltown.

Officiant: Sister Joyce Beasley.

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    January 18, 2013 | 08:53 AM

    This note is from a former neighbor on Church Street in English. I remember the times spent on your farm when we were young. May you be comforted knowing that others share in your grief and loss.

    Tim Eade
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